Timber frame designers and erectors undertaking UKTFA qualifications will also achieve the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card if they complete their bronze, silver or gold certificates before 31 July 2010.
Ray Curran, education and training manager at the UKTFA said today: “We are delighted with this latest endorsement from CSCS. This extended approval from the scheme recognises that the industry’s own qualifications are an acceptable and authorised route to achieving a CSCS card.
“But the window of opportunity is limited. From August next year, timber frame professionals will need to have completed an NVQ (SNVQ in Scotland) before they can get this essential card, a passport to work with contractors and developers who are insisting on a fully qualified workforce. We hope as many UKTFA members as possible will take the opportunity to become qualified before next summer.”